What are Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification When Voting in Michigan?
As crazy as it sounds, technically you don't have to an ID in the state of Michigan in order to vote but we'll get to that shortly.
If you are heading to the polls today like some many other Michiganders, it might come in handy to know what forms of ID are accepted at the voting polls. More than likely that will be the first question asked when you get there.
According to The Detroit Free Press, you can present any of the following types of photo ID.
- Michigan driver's license or state-issued ID card
- Driver's license or personal identification card issued by another state
- Federal or state government-issued photo identification
- U.S. passport
- Military ID with photo
- Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
- Tribal identification card with photo
I don't know why you would forget to bring your ID with when going to the voting polls but I'm sure plenty of people do. I guess you can compare that to your one friend that always forgets their driver's license when going out to the bar. Ther'es always one, right?
If you do happen to forget your ID, you can sign an affidavit attesting that you are not in possession of a photo ID. After signing the affidavit, you can cast a ballot. It seems really strange to me but apparently, that's how it works.
Good luck at the polls today!